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Do not choose HostGator!

I hosted my website on HostGator for 3 months. I have CONSTANT downtime; I was often suspended to. They could never clearly state why I was suspended. They always just said I pose a significant risk to the users of the server I am suspended.

However, I did find out that they suspended me for using 200gb of bandwidth... hello I have unlimited bandwidth, I NEVER used above the resource limit, and I have unlimited bandwidth, so they are misleading.

Out of the 3 months I hosted, I probably had my website up for 2 months. I then moved to slicehost, my site grew, then I moved to softlayer for a dedicated server and it grew even bigger. Now I have multiple servers loading my website for images and all. HostGator was a huge waste of my 3 months and I would recommend them to nobody.

Biggest Pro: None
Biggest Con: To much downtime

Very happy

We switched to Host Gator because our last host was getting worse and worse. Our site was frequently down and the old host techs kept telling me there was no problem. We have a business and can't afford for our site to be down. Night and day difference between what I had and Host Gator. To my knowledge the site has never been down since we switched to Host Gator and it's a faster connection.

Host Gator's cpanel is light years ahead of my last host. It is a hugely useful cpanel. I especially like the Awstats. It not only gives you all sorts of traffic statistics for your site, but it also shows 404 link errors and other such errors. Adding subdomains and other such stuff is a breeze.

I've only called support once. They answered right away and fixed the problem right away. The problem was some annomus ftp was using up my bandwidth. The tech blocked them and I've had no problems since.

Biggest Pro: The site is always up.
Biggest Con: None that I've found

Simply the Best

I would just like to say that I would recommend Hostgator and I am really impressed, I was having quite a few issues with my old hosts (DreamHost) as they were blocking POST messages with paypal, and do not answer tickets for over 24 hours, so no good if your running E-Commerce!!. After a quick online LIVE chat with support here they assured me that this would not be an issue with Hostgator, and guess what?



Biggest Pro: Support, Uptime and Packed with Features/Extras
Biggest Con: None that I have found

Host Gator is the Best!

I have been a reseller with Hostgator for about 9 years with a small reseller account and I have always been treated like a VIP by their support teams who have gone out of their way to help me with things I needed help with, above and beyond what a support team would normally do. This includes over the phone or with their live chat. There are many web servers out there but I wouldn't recommend any one of them except Hostgator.

Biggest Pro: Great Support, great prices
Biggest Con: Can't think of any.

Outstanding Service From HostGator

I have been a HostGator customer for a number of years. Up until recently I have had two shared business accounts there, and have always been impressed by the service. Heck I was only paying ~$30 a month, but whenever I needed anything from the support group I was always made to feel like HostGator's biggest customer.

I just recently acquired a dedicated server for a new site (which will hopefully justify it in the next couple of months ). I was a little nervous about making the move, mainly because I have never managed anything other then some early Windows servers back in my "hands on" days at work.

The HostGator support & transfer team, along with the GREAT video tutorials HostGator makes available, made the move a snap. I spent a week or so going through the tutorials and familiarizing myself with my server and WHM (the managemnet interface which I had never used). When it came time for the move the HG transfer team was outstanding to work with. Immediately after the move I had a few questions regarding some standard practices on my server setup, and the support team was more than helpful.

HostGator just ROCKS. From the stable infrastructure, to the great equipment and affordable service, to one of the best support teams I have ever had the pleasure of working with. I am definitely looking forward to a long term partnership with HostGator as my business grows, and would recommend them to anyone!


Biggest Pro: The HostGator Support Staff

A review from a VPS owner


I'm a owner of 50+ websites and I own a VPS and a (more or less) system administrator, at least I manage my own VPS and servers from a few people around the world.

So, this bring me a prespective of things that most users do not have. As a VPS owner I use my HostGator account to spread the hight load to the HostGator account on my heavy websites, and also because redundancy.

So, if you have a HostGator account for less than $10, and they offer you a Google Coupon that gives 50$ PLUS freebies on ther website, why not join?

Also, if you've a very bused server, you can count on HostGator. Dedicated 8 processors (or more?) capable of getting a digg front page (or a similar one on my country) and not spicking the load.

My VPS load comes from 6+ to 1+ thanks to HostGator and I don't have to pay much more for it.

So, you guys, are the best. Period.

Biggest Pro: Support
Biggest Con: 6

Hostgator is good!

Just got my account with them, for about 2 weeks. Used it for educational purposes, and everything has been going on really well. They also gave me a chance to try out their new IP routing(I think thats what its called) feature, where my actual server IP is from the US, while I actually have a UK IP address to my site. And the tech support is kicking ***!

Biggest Pro: Tech Support

HostGator Hosting Company is AWESOME!

After about 15 years of experience with hosting companies, I finally found the BEST Customer Service, and it's from HOSTGATOR! I'm fairly savy when it comes to the internet. But there are some things I need to rely upon from a hosting company. One for sure it the ability to talk to a live person when a problem pops up. Hostgator provides 24/7 people service. They are available for general questions and security issues. With all the new PCI requirements and problems imposed upon merchants from the credit card companies, it's a relief to know the Server Admins at Hostgator are there whenever I call! I truly appreciate their help, kindness and understanding when I call. Thank you HOSTGATOR, you are AWESOME!

Biggest Pro: technical support & customer service
Biggest Con: there are NO cons!

Love it

I just swapped from justhost and I love it. Nothing goes wrong. Everything seems to work great here. Zero downtime, very helpful customer support and they really know what they do.

Strongly recommended.

Expensive host, but you always get what you pay

Biggest Pro: Reliable
Biggest Con: Customer support sometimes takes time to respond

First web host I've ever been happy with

Over the years I've gone through about 6 different website hosts. All of them have had their pros and cons. About 2 years ago I did some reasearch and signed up with HostGator on one of their reseller accounts. My primary interests were minimum email blacklisting from shared servers, decent support, maximum uptime, and reasonable speed at a good price. Well after two years I feel that these are exactly what I've gotten. On the rare occations that I've needed support they've been very useful and prompt. In two years I've never heven had a hicup in email or WWW delivery. If I had to describe them in one word it would be "troublefree", which makes my life easier since that is that much less support I have to provide for my customers. I don't see any reason I won't continue with them for many more years.

Biggest Pro: No BS. Stuff just works and support just helps.
Biggest Con: CPanel isn't the sexiest thing, but it works.

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